Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

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Yale University Art Gallery displays art from nearly all cultures, but it's most famous for its collection of early Italian paintings, African sculptures, and modern art. Located in several buildings on the university campus, the gallery also houses world-renowned collections of American decorative and fine arts from as far back as the 17th century. Of particular note is the small collection of rare American silver. Opened in 1832, the gallery recently underwent renovations to connect three separate galleries while maintaining their distinct architectural styles; it reopened in 2012. Yale University Art Gallery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, New Haven Edition.
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  • Always a gem of the Yale area of New Haven. Good staff, secure, and beautiful. Parking is easy, I always find new things to observe and enjoy the museum. I always donate what I can when I leave, as th...  more »
  • I’m not a huge fan of museums... but we enjoyed passing the time at the American and British Art Galleries on the Yale campus. We did see some paintings from the most famous artists like Monet, Manet,...  more »
  • Yes this is Yale, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country with many alumnae with deep pockets, but this place blew me away anyway. We travel extensively, and there are not t...  more »
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  • I came here for a school project for art appreciation class. Having been in other art galleries, and from other countries, I didn't expect to love this place so much as I don't appreciate art as one should. This place opened my eyes. Every piece is week organized and spaces apart so you can devote time admiring art. Sections didn't get taken away to be dedicated to famous artists. Every piece got just as much attention as the other. And the staff. Such wonderful and cheerful people. They will help you in anyway they can, even if they don't know the answer, they will find it for you. I love being in and feeling old architecture. And this place is so pristine it feels like it has a soul. I meant to only stay till 6 pm or earlier. I ended up staying till closing! I'm coming back when I have a full day off and will enjoy it even more. Thanks to the fantastic and cooperative staff for teaching, and helping me in everyway possible.
  • It's free public art gallery and we'll maintained. It's quite big and can easily take 3-4 hours. Has got rest rooms and drinking water facility. Good one
  • I love this place. Free resource! Great African collection and some great paintings are here including “The Night Cafe” by van Gogh. There’s Rothko, Kandinsky, Gorky, Ledger, Braque, Picasso, Duchamp, Pollock, and much more! Don't miss the peaceful sculpture garden on the way out. In my opinion Georges Braque was so much more talented than Picasso but might have lacked in charisma and salesmanship to have the successful long career Picasso enjoyed.
  • Seems pointless to write a positive review for Yale's art gallery. Wish I could write a snide one. But it's awesome. Perfectly legible intact coins from 300 BC and artwork categorized by nation of origin from ancient to contemporary. And it's free. And graduate art students give a variety of theme-based guided tours. And you should give it a whirl.
  • What a great experience. Had fun studying some of the paintings and sculptures. Also make sure to buy some postcards. Also they have great photography books on sale. Overall it was a really fun experience. And the whole area is great too walk around and explore.
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